We would like to thank all the participants that submitted their work, the members of the Jury and of course our Super Judges Bjorn Lexius and Riccardo Fasoli for their important contribution and their availability. It has been a very tough match but there had to be a winner in each category. You can see all the winning entries and the nominees of the 1st edition of the Caldera Festival hereafter. Congratulations to all the winners and hope to see you again next year.

Photography 2018 Winners 

Best Couple Portrait Category


WINNER: Ivan Monagas Studio

2nd Place Nominee: Svetlana Ryajentseva


3rd Place Nominee: Svetlana Ryajentseva


Best Wedding Documentary Category

WINNER: Carmelo Ucchino


2nd Place Nominee: Carmelo Ucchino


3rd Place Nominee: Nikos Makrakos


Filmmaking 2018 Winners

Best Wedding Film Category


WINNER: Riverside films × photography - laura × matīss // latvian coastal wedding


2nd place Nominee: Henry Weddings - Holly + James | Omaha Nebraska Wedding

3rd place Nominee: CarpFilms - Mr. & Mrs. Focea // CatacØmbs


Best Elopement / Styled Shoot Film Category


WINNER: Mann Frau - The Mountain


2nd place Nominee: Corvina Photoart - Jennifer & Sebastian | Elopement in Tuscany


3rd place Nominee: Ivan Monagas Studio - Roses & Love // Manon & Kyle


Filmmaking 2018 Official Selections of the Caldera Festival

The level of the filmmaking competition was very high in this first edition of the Festival and it was a very tough task for our Super Judges to pick the winners from the list of finalist films. Hereafter, you can see all the films that made it to the final stage after the judging process in the two competition categories. These films scored more than 80 points and although do not figure in the first 3 places of the competition were still very close and remain examples of exceptional work and high level of storytelling. These films get the laurel of Official Selection of the Caldera Festival and deserve your attention.   


Official Selections of the Wedding Film Category


- Yianni Hood - The weight of the world is love

- Sotiris Tseles - Newar + Rusul

- Henry Weddings - Brittany + Darryl | South Congress Hotel

- Yianni Hood - Early Moves


Official Selections of the Elopement / Styled Shoot Film Category


- Hugo Sousa Films - We Walk in Beauty / Country Lust, Wedding Editorial

- Mann Frau - We Made Them Our Home

- Ivan Monagas Studio- Ivan Monagas Weddings Reel 2017

- Frau Skroblies und Freunde - Into the Wild Elopement Wedding // Aachensee

- Wonderland (Maria Nowobilska) - Agnes & Øystein